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Book Review – The Love Island Bookshop by Kate Frost


A dream job, two handsome men, one destructive act. Will Freya’s opportunity of a lifetime end in tears?

When Freya leaves her publishing job in London to be a barefoot bookseller in the Maldives, it’s the push she needs to move on from her sadness and reignite her passion for life.

While resort owner Zander is charming, it’s handsome dive instructor Aaron who befriends her when she needs it most. But all is not what it seems and there’s trouble brewing in paradise.

Taking a chance on happiness is harder than she imagined. Can Freya let go of her heartache and allow herself to fall in love again?

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My Review

Summer is here! This book is every bookworms paradise. 

Freya has the dream job, a bookseller in The Maldives. 

I was envious of Freya. I love the sunshine, being by the sea, surrounded by books all day, imagine getting to run a bookshop on an island.

I devoured this book in 2 days. I was hooked and utterly lost in this dreamy location and fell in love with it and Kate’s writing. Maldives is on my bucket list and I am glad I got to go there by reading this book.  The descriptive words used, really painted the picture of the idyllic setting. It was captured in the most beautiful way. The beach sounded out of this world, it oozed romance and exactly how I picture the real Maldives.  Blissful and stunning. I was lapping up the white sand, turquoise water, beautiful sea views and those beach villas….one day!!

As well as being romantic and uplifting, I liked the way Kate tackled the emotional side too of heartbreak and lost. We got to dig deeper into what was making Freya sad. Which only made me adore her even more.

I liked the two different male characters in the book; Aaron and Zander. Who both equally sounded gorgeous but as always there is a lot more than meets the eye! I enjoyed now the story evolved around both characters.

This was the ideal summer read. Especially when we cannot travel. Its escapism at its best.

Also how awesome is the cover! Very enticing.

I now want to go to this book shop and see how all the island are doing!! If only!

Author Bio – 

Kate Frost is the author of best-selling romantic escape novels (The Baobab Beach RetreatA Starlit SummerThe Greek Heartand The Amsterdam Affair), character-driven women’s fiction (The Butterfly Storm series and Beneath the Apple Blossom), and Time Shifters, a time travel adventure trilogy for children. She has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she also taught lifewriting to creative writing undergraduates.

Kate lives in Bristol with her husband, young son, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Frodo. As well as writing novels, she’s also the Director of Storytale Festival, a new city-wide children’s book festival that she co-founded in Bristol in 2019 with the ethos of making books accessible to all and encouraging children and teens to read, write and be creative. Kate feels incredibly lucky to spend her days writing and being immersed in books.

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